Random set of the day: The Bikini Bottom Express

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The Bikini Bottom Express

The Bikini Bottom Express

©2008 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 3830 The Bikini Bottom Express, released in 2008. It's one of 3 SpongeBob SquarePants sets produced that year. It contains 210 pieces and 3 minifigs, and its retail price was US$19.99/£18.59.

It's owned by 1859 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


 

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18 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

Gee, these sets were ... interestingly named, weren't they?

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By in United States,

I for one enjoyed the Spongebob theme. I feel it is one licensed theme Lego did a good job including most of the main characters and nearly all the important locations. When m***blocks took over the theme, I felt it devolved into really obscure single episode sets or figures.

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By in United States,

I remember my mom had this and a happy meal for me one day when she picked me up from school. I must’ve been in the fourth grade.

Sigh

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By in United States,

One of my favorite SpongeBob sets! I do miss this theme.

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By in United States,

I *Thhhhsp* can't understand your *Thhhhhhsp* accent.

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By in United States,

^HA!
One of the best themes for one of the best shows. I will never understand how a company can give up on such a great IP and turn it over to a competitor to butcher.
“My names... not... Riiiiick!!!”

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By in Turkey,

I regret not owning a single set from this theme. Colorful and fun, plus you get Sponge Bob...

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By in Finland,

A really nice set, looks very much like the one from the show in a fun way. It's a real shame that the orange print on the window panels doesn't actually match the orange color of the bus.

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By in Canada,

Yet another reason i sadface for Mega Bloks and Mega Construx

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By in Denmark,

I have two of this set - top notch!

And when you look at Bricklink prices for this theme it appears I am not alone.

Would love to own the Spongebob "sculpture".

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By in United Kingdom,

I always forget Lego did spongebob sets. Not something that ever grabbed my attention I guess

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By in Portugal,

There are several licensed themes that should come back and SpongeBob is one of them.

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By in United States,

This theme got me into LEGO, back in the day...

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By in Brazil,

One of LEGO's underappreciated lines, if not the most. It had potential for a lot of sets but we ended up with mere 14, of which three were focused on SpongeBob's house. Would be very cool if it had a big and proper Krusty Krab.

Not to mention the fact that the sets weren't sold outside North America despite SpongeBob being one of the most popular cartoons in the world...

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By in United States,

One of my favorites from the series, this one I have on display along with Glove World and Krusty Krab Adventures.

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By in United States,

Wish I would've gotten some of these Sponge Bob sets when they were out - some great pieces, fun builds, great figures, and decent prices. I only have Glove World, which if I remember right I found at a garage sale. I'd love to have loads of those round printed windows, although my wife just caught onto my Bricklink purchase from last week (which was also inspired by a RSOTD). Loving these articles, my wife and wallet though are not fans.

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By in United States,

A new Glove World with roller coaster would be awesome...and Rock Bottom...that episode was hilarious. If only Lego could reacquire the license and redo some of these awesome sets.

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By in Venezuela,

Man, this is close to me... 4982 was my first (well, my second, but the first I actually cared about) set ever, and boy did it spark quite the thing in my life. I simply found it inspirational, even though I almost never took it apart. I have its remains scattered in my bins, but the minifigs and the boatmobile are still on my shelf, weary but alive (I swapped SpongeBob's arms with Homer's when I got his CMF. Bad idea).
About this set, yeah, I looked at it a lot of times on the SB section of LEGO.com back in the day. It was one of my favorites to look at.

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